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RELATED WORDS

fix, tighten, join, secure, pin, clinch, fasten

Nearby words

peevers, peevish, peevishly, peewee, peewit, peg, peg away at, peg climbing, peg down, peg leg, peg out

Idioms

    take down a peg, to reduce the pride or arrogance of; humble: I guess that'll take him down a peg!

Origin of peg

1400–50; late Middle English pegge (noun), peggen (v.) < Middle Dutch
Related formspeg·less, adjectivepeg·like, adjectivere·peg, verb, re·pegged, re·peg·ging.

Definition for peg (2 of 2)

Peg

[ peg ]
/ pɛg /

noun

a female given name, form of Peggy.
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British Dictionary definitions for peg

peg

/ (pɛɡ) /

noun

verb pegs, pegging or pegged

See also peg down, peg out

Word Origin for peg

C15: from Low Germanic pegge
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Idioms and Phrases with peg

peg


In addition to the idiom beginning with peg

  • peg away at

also see:

  • square peg in a round hole
  • take down a notch (peg)
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